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Many thanks to Paul for the UA and to all of you who voted and commented on the red squirrel watching me. Last but not least thanks to Steve ( redpoll ) for selling the lens to me Smile

Back to 'normal' for today: Spotted this strange bee or bee fly yesterday in a park in Brantome. So good to see some well watered green plants and flowers! Needless to say, the local pollen seekers regard it as a 4 star restaurant.
Now I need Carole Ade or Karen to tell me what it is PLEASE!!!
Update: Ed found it!! Many thanks for the ID: Tachina grossa or the giant tachnid fly

Brand:NIKON CORPORATION
Camera:Nikon D3x Check out Nikon Nation!
Lens:Micro Nikkor 200mm f/4 D (IF) Check out Nikon Nation!
Recording media:JPEG (digital)
Date Taken:11 Sep 2012 - 11:45 AM
Focal Length:200mm
Lens Max Aperture:f/4.6
Aperture:f/16.0
Shutter Speed:1/250sec
Exposure Comp:the scorching sun
ISO:320
Exposure Mode:index finger
Metering Mode:Multi-fiddle
Flash:course not
White Balance:yellow :)
Title:What will it bee ?!
Username:annettep38 annettep38
Uploaded:12 Sep 2012 - 8:08 PM
Tags:Fly, Giant tachinid fly, Insect, Tachina grossa, Wildlife / nature
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Glyn1
Glyn1  5 England1 Constructive Critique Points
12 Sep 2012 - 8:21 PM

Superb Macro work.

Glyn

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aniamoore
aniamoore  2 United Kingdom
12 Sep 2012 - 8:28 PM

Simply beautiful, Annette!!!!! AniaWink

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gajewski
gajewski e2 Member 10gajewski vcard United States9 Constructive Critique Points
12 Sep 2012 - 8:31 PM

Annette, a SUPERB macro -- great focus and perfect comp.
Nice title as well.
-=\Walter

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WhiteRose1
WhiteRose1 e2 Member 41066 forum postsWhiteRose1 vcard England136 Constructive Critique Points
12 Sep 2012 - 8:45 PM

Superb close up, Annette.

Almost wet myself with your exif!! GrinGrinGrin

Dave

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Badgerfred
Badgerfred e2 Member 7Badgerfred vcard Wales
12 Sep 2012 - 8:54 PM

Super image, great detail, great focusing etc,
I like it,
Fred.

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Glostopcat
Glostopcat e2 Member 8235 forum postsGlostopcat vcard England2 Constructive Critique Points
12 Sep 2012 - 8:59 PM

A terrific detailed close up of what I think is a parasitic fly of some sort. I photographed something similar to this a few years ago, I will check back through my p/f to find it and see if anyone managed to id it.

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Glostopcat
Glostopcat e2 Member 8235 forum postsGlostopcat vcard England2 Constructive Critique Points
12 Sep 2012 - 9:05 PM

I think it is a tachinidae fly and the type is a tachina grossa. It looks like the ugly brute i uploaded a few years ago. See page 42 of my portfolio if you want to see my pic, I think that is him!

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fentiger
fentiger  13915 forum posts England22 Constructive Critique Points
12 Sep 2012 - 9:19 PM

Whatever it is this is a fine example of good macro photography.

Albert

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marktc
marktc e2 Member 448 forum postsmarktc vcard United Kingdom13 Constructive Critique Points
12 Sep 2012 - 9:25 PM

Superb macro as usual Annette

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jdinne
jdinne  11 England
12 Sep 2012 - 9:53 PM

Another stunning detailed capture Annette, and a brilliant exif Grin

John

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LynneJoyce
LynneJoyce e2 Member 6LynneJoyce vcard United Kingdom98 Constructive Critique Points
12 Sep 2012 - 9:55 PM

A fascinating beastie beautifully captured. Can't identify it I'm afraid - in Spain with only intermittent, flaky Internet access.

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NeilWigan
NeilWigan e2 Member 4NeilWigan vcard England15 Constructive Critique Points
12 Sep 2012 - 10:01 PM

A fine macro ,good and sharp.

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Driftdive
Driftdive  2 United Kingdom
12 Sep 2012 - 10:05 PM

Wonderful.
Even flies can look so interesting.

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Irishkate
Irishkate e2 Member 4Irishkate vcard United Kingdom73 Constructive Critique Points
12 Sep 2012 - 10:18 PM

A great macro and a wonderful composition.
the cropping is just perfect.
KateGrinGrinGrin

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EAS
EAS  5 Scotland13 Constructive Critique Points
12 Sep 2012 - 10:23 PM

Great focus and details, even if he isn't going to win any beauty contests! Good to note you got the ID too.

Ann

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susanbarton
12 Sep 2012 - 10:30 PM

Fantastic macro and wonderful colours

Susan

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jasonrwl
jasonrwl e2 Member 4245 forum postsjasonrwl vcard United Kingdom7 Constructive Critique Points
12 Sep 2012 - 10:31 PM

Excellent detailed image Annette
Jason

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taggart
taggart e2 Member 1042 forum poststaggart vcard United States12 Constructive Critique Points
12 Sep 2012 - 10:32 PM

Outstanding!

I am sending you an ice cream sandwich! since I do not have a UA handy!

Last Modified By taggart at 12 Sep 2012 - 10:33 PM

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Humblebee
Humblebee  2 England
12 Sep 2012 - 11:00 PM

Magnificent capture Annette - his head looks a little like a golden teddy bears that has had over large eyes attached Wink ... Carol Grin

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mikbee
mikbee e2 Member 7mikbee vcard Scotland7 Constructive Critique Points
12 Sep 2012 - 11:14 PM

Such a well detailed close up annette.
Fine colours too.
Super shot.
Mick.

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canonfan
canonfan e2 Member 4canonfan vcard United Kingdom
12 Sep 2012 - 11:36 PM

A stunning macro image and well captured Annette
Jim

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paskinmj
paskinmj  5 United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
13 Sep 2012 - 12:10 AM

Spot on and so well detailed.
Matt

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CarolG
CarolG e2 Member 7137 forum postsCarolG vcard Greece18 Constructive Critique Points
13 Sep 2012 - 5:40 AM

A super close-up, Annette, wonderful detail, well captured. Carol

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netta1234
netta1234 e2 Member 2199 forum postsnetta1234 vcard Wales1 Constructive Critique Points
13 Sep 2012 - 6:55 AM

Brilliant Macro
NettaSmile

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Ray42
Ray42  6 England3 Constructive Critique Points
13 Sep 2012 - 6:59 AM

An excellent macro - thanks to epzers I am also wiser as to to what it is

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Lillian
Lillian e2 Member 5Lillian vcard United Kingdom16 Constructive Critique Points
13 Sep 2012 - 7:11 AM

Brilliant shot Annette, wonderful how everyone helps out when an ID is needed
Lillian

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Tibetan
Tibetan  2 England
13 Sep 2012 - 7:57 AM

What a smashing shot good detail and composition not seen this one before, well done you regards Leon. awards well deserved.

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CaroleS
CaroleS e2 Member 434 forum postsCaroleS vcard United Kingdom3 Constructive Critique Points
13 Sep 2012 - 7:58 AM

Very fine macro Annette.
Carole

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Maiwand
Maiwand e2 Member 7Maiwand vcard England69 Constructive Critique Points
13 Sep 2012 - 8:40 AM

Wonderfully detailed macro shot Annette.
Ron

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SlowSong
SlowSong e2 Member 64542 forum postsSlowSong vcard England29 Constructive Critique Points
13 Sep 2012 - 9:16 AM

Impressive shot Annette.

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Deep_Bhatia
13 Sep 2012 - 11:57 AM

Fabulous image. Deep

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NDODS
NDODS e2 Member 43441 forum postsNDODS vcard United Kingdom103 Constructive Critique Points
13 Sep 2012 - 12:09 PM

An extremely high quality image, so very worthy of your collection of UA's.

Regards Nathan

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digital_boi
13 Sep 2012 - 12:23 PM

oh! wow excellent detail Annette fine work a real pleasure to view

Graham

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Skeet1Away
Skeet1Away e2 Member 342 forum postsSkeet1Away vcard Scotland1 Constructive Critique Points
13 Sep 2012 - 4:21 PM

Annette, a very fantastic, super and stunning shot........you have some very nice work to date.

Paul.

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Ade_Osman
Ade_Osman e2 Member 114521 forum postsAde_Osman vcard England36 Constructive Critique Points
13 Sep 2012 - 6:34 PM

Fabulous effort here Annette, well done indeed...

Ade

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WindowonWildlife
WindowonWildlife e2 Member 5WindowonWildlife vcard United Kingdom4 Constructive Critique Points
13 Sep 2012 - 7:48 PM

Echo Ade's comment Annette, job well done here.

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bobsblues
bobsblues  4 United Kingdom2 Constructive Critique Points
13 Sep 2012 - 9:07 PM

What more can I say Annette SmileSmileSmileSmileSmile perfect.
Rob

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fificat100
fificat100 e2 Member 3fificat100 vcard Scotland2 Constructive Critique Points
14 Sep 2012 - 1:24 AM

A stunning macro. Super detail

Lavina

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Chinga
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14 Sep 2012 - 4:41 PM

First class macro! GrinGrin
IB

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